Arsenal should consider Kai Havertz up front against Sevilla on Tuesday

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta should consider a change up front against Sevilla on Tuesday night with Kai Havertz replacing Gabriel Jesus.

The Gunners produced their worst performance of the campaign at Chelsea on Saturday, but they still managed to come up with a point.

A Robert Sanchez error allowed Declan Rice to score into an empty net with a sublime finish before Leandro Trossard bagged the equaliser.

For the second goal, Havertz was involved in the lead-up with his impressive hold-up play and in our view, he should lead the line tomorrow.

The German brought a different challenge for Thiago Silva and Levi Colwill with his aerial presence and he won three duels in his 20-minute spell.

He also induced one foul from the Blues. It was another quality cameo from him after assisting Gabriel Martinelli for the winner against Manchester City.

Gabriel Jesus worked hard leading the line in the derby at the weekend, but was largely ineffective in the air. Havertz brought a different outlook to the game.

Arsenal face Sevilla next in the Champions League group stage tomorrow and they can anticipate another strong physical battle with Sergio Ramos at the back.

The 37-year-old rolled back the years against Real Madrid last weekend, winning 100 per cent of his aerial duels. He handled Vinicius and Rodrygo with relative ease.

In our opinion, Havertz would be more effective up front instead of Jesus or Eddie Nketiah. He should be deployed to keep Ramos busy and bring the wingers into play.

Aside from the 24-year-old, we would like to see Takehiro Tomiyasu and Thomas Partey in the starting line-up ahead of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Jorginho respectively.

Arsenal are on three points after the first two matchdays in the Champions League. They need to return to winning ways after a disappointing 2-1 loss at Lens last time around.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com & Sofascore.com

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